Effect of dietary aflatoxin on vitamin D3 metabolism in chicks.

Abstract

Male broiler chicks were fed diets containing either O (control) or 2.5 p.p.m. aflatoxin (toxin) for four weeks. A group of eight birds fed each diet was infected intravenously with radioactive vitamin D3 (D3) and a second group with radioactive 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 (25-OH D3). Plasma was obtained 24 hr. after dosing with D3 and 6 hr. after dosing with 25… (More)

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